High Performance Teams Supported by Dynamic Leaders
Project excellence at Critigen is driven by the quality teams we field. Our technical and industry leaders collaborate to bring innovative solutions to our clients, leveraging the best of our world-class IT infrastructure, geospatial expertise and IT talent. Critigen’s size allows us to deliver the technical depth and industry-specific expertise required by complex IT and geospatial projects. All our services come packaged with elite project management skill and support from an experienced management team dedicated to making your business successful.
We Believe Our People Are Our Greatest Asset
Mr. Haight has over 20 years’ experience spanning the fields of information technology, engineering, wireless technology and private equity. Prior to Critigen, Jeff enjoyed a distinguished career at CH2M Hill where he held many leadership positions including Senior Vice President and Northwest Regional Manager; Global Director, Management Consulting; and Western Regional Director of Enterprise Management Solutions. In addition to his accomplishments in the consulting industry, he is the co-founder of two network security companies and chair of several non-profit boards.
Mr Haight was a college scholar at Cornell University where he earned his BS from the College of Engineering and his Master of Engineering Management from Cornell’s Johnson School of Business.
Mr. Riegelmann serves as Critigen’s Chief Geospatial Officer and VP for Federal Sales. He has more than 35 years of experience working in 14 countries, developing and managing enterprise scale GIS programs, information technology projects, web-based solutions, survey and mapping, remote sensing, and database development. Mr. Riegelmann leads business development for Critigen’s Federal clients. He manages and mentors Critigen sales and technology professionals who provide industry best spatial enterprise services and solutions to our Federal clients.
Mr. Riegelmann also provides industry leading consulting, leads strategic account pursuits, and provides leadership, communication and outreach for the global geospatial business at Critigen. He provides advocacy for innovative geospatial-related business initiatives, manages business alliances, and provides governance and guidance for Critigen’s geospatial consulting work.
Mr. Riegelmann earned a Master of Science degree in Geography from Oregon State University’s College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, and a BA in Geography from the State University of New York at Oswego.
Ms. Crawford, Senior VP: Strategic Industries and Accounts, focused on driving our strategic offerings, sales and delivery of ERP related business.
Jaime brings over 15 years of experience in GIS, most recently from PwC where she led their GIS practice responsible for sales and delivery to Power and Utility clients. Jaime has led spatial integration with Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) systems like SAP and Maximo, and was the spatial solution architect on several multimillion dollar IT business transformation projects for utility clients. She also held a variety of positions at Critigen and CH2M HILL including Northwest GIS Practice Manager and Enterprise Spatial Solutions Director. In addition to her extensive consulting experience, Jaime excelled as an Esri Account Manager and taught GIS at the University of Washington for 8 years.
Ms. Crawford is based in Seattle and holds a Bachelor of Science from Western Washington University and a Masters in Environmental Science (GIS emphasis) from the University of Charleston.
Mike has been bringing value to the enterprise technology space since beginning is career in Ottawa sometime in the last century. Over time, he has shifted from ERP to GIS and now to combining GIS to SAP and other critical business systems. The technology has changed but the core has remained the same; help organizations achieve their mission or business goals through the right use of technology and delivery that in a sustainable way. Over the years he has worked at the highest levels of organizations to drive strategy and gotten “into the weeds” to make sure that the solution is usable and supportable.
An eclectic set of customers enables Mike to bring outside thinking to his engagements. Some of those customers include The City of San Diego, Colorado DOT, Canada’s Privy Council Office, City of Los Angeles, LA Sheriff, Microsoft, State of Washington, Weyerhaeuser, American Water, PG&E, Hydro One and Plum Creek.
A recovering swim dad, Mike can typically be found with his family on Eggventures.
Mr. Griep is a highly-motivated and accomplished Innovator and Technologist with extensive experience leading full lifecycle projects for world-class enterprise technology solutions. Subject Matter Expertise with 15+ years successful experience in management/operations, project estimates, staffing, and resource allocation. Strong interpersonal skills with a positive attitude and the ability to thrive in a collaborative environment with multi-disciplinary teams.
Articulate, innovative, and able to perform proficiently in high-energy, fast-paced environments. Excellent communication skills used to inform, educate, motivate, and interact with industry leaders, co-workers, and clients. Well-versed in current technologies including Microsoft Applications, Services, .NET technologies, iOS, and Esri.
Mr. Griep is based in Research Triangle Park (RTP), NC and holds Bachelor and Masters in Computer Science.
Ty van den Akker
Mr. van den Akker leads Critigen’s Product Strategy, bringing 15 years of experience in the mapping and information technology industry across consulting services and software product companies. He advises Critigen and customers on solution design and mobile GIS.
He holds a Masters degree from Carnegie Mellon University magna cum laude.
Mike leads the UK business providing operations and sales leadership to the UK team. He has 28 years’ experience in the consultancy business and is focused on adding value to client’s businesses. As well as managing Critigen’s UK business he takes an active role in projects and works closely with clients and consultants to develop solutions that use technology to change processes and deliver measurable performance improvements.
Mike holds a Master of Business Administration from Durham University Business School and a BSc (Hons) degree in Physics from Imperial College London.
Todd has always liked to grow and build. From his youthful experience in Skagit Valley agriculture to his early career in Civil Engineering to his leading and growing IT consulting businesses, it’s been a mix of hard work, nurturing teams, and innovating with clients. Todd uses his more than 20 years of experience to provide strategy for clients and project teams. He also works to evolve and grow SpatialDev, and seize new opportunities to do great stuff.
Todd is passionate that what SpatialDev does is sustainable and provides lasting value. “We continue to beat the odds on technology project successes,” he said, “But it really hinges on how well we partner with our clients and transfer our knowledge and capabilities to those who will maintain things once we’ve gone. We really owe it to the great collaborators we’ve been lucky to work with: from Kathmandu to Ouagadougou.”
When he’s not drawing boxes and lines on a whiteboard or blowing minds with his creative spreadsheet formulas, you can find Todd zipping around the Puget Sound on his sailboat or shredding the Cascades on his Lib-Tech.
With more than 20 years’ experience leading, motivating, and managing teams in areas of strategic market development, sales planning, public relations, and communications, Ms. Herbst leverages her knowledge and experience to support the industries Critigen serves. Having worked with partners like SAP, OSIsoft and Esri on strategic market opportunities has brought a wealth of knowledge in how the integration of these platforms and the integration with GIS can bring great value to our customers.
Ms. Herbst has been with Critigen for over 15 years and has held several positions throughout Critigen’s sales and marketing organization managing sales operations, developing the strategic marketing plan, and coordinating the internal and external communications. Ms. Herbst holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Metropolitan State University, Denver, Colorado.
After deciding to change his major from Elementary Education to Geography in his junior year, Tim earned his BS degree from SUNY Cortland. One year later, he embarked upon his spatial career as the GIS Specialist for the Syracuse airport and has been immersed in the GIS industry ever since. Over the last 15 years, Tim has been actively engaged with utilities (large and small) by providing software sales and consulting services specifically within the mobile GIS and Work & Asset Management integration arena.
As a relationship specialist, Tim strives to redefine the role of today’s business development executive. By employing a unique consultative sales approach, he looks to combine client empathy with project specific requirements in order to deliver a fit-for-purpose solution.
When Tim and his wife Kim are not with their two children at horse shows or various athletic events; they (sometimes he) can be found golfing, playing lacrosse, fly fishing or taking in some live music…
Jeanine Willis is the Director of Human Resources focused on hiring and engaging a highly skilled workforce ready to build geospatial solutions to meet our client’s business objectives. By offering meaningful and progressive employment programs and a unique company culture, Critigen attracts top talent to fuel our business growth.
Jeanine brings to Critigen 10 years of experience working in technology companies and over 20 years of Human Resources leadership experience in national and international settings. She enjoys all aspects of her talent strategy and management role including development of key employment programs and organizational development initiatives. She enjoys collaborating with colleagues across the organization to build an organization that we are all proud of.
Jeanine holds a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Communications from the University of Washington and a Master of Sciences Degree in Management from Antioch University.
Kim brings more than 15 years’ experience working with geospatial technology to the team. She has worked on and with diverse technology and management teams implementing geospatial solutions for local, national, and international organizations. Her roots are in proprietary geospatial technology, but her latest endeavors have been working with the open source community. Over the years, Kim has supported different types of initiatives ranging from strategic support for international clients to managing contract and business management processes to project implementation of enterprise, mobile, and web-based solutions. Throughout her career, Kim has focused on working to create order in an often busy and chaotic environment.
As a new transplant to the Pacific Northwest, Kim can be found checking out the local coffee roasters, chucking the ball for her border collie, exploring the various playgrounds that Seattle has to offer with her family, or traveling to her native land of BC or beyond. Eh?
Dan brings nearly 15 years of experience in the mapping, systems integration and information technology industries. Having come up through the ‘hawse-pipe’ as an analyst, solutions architect, consultant and business developer, Dan brings a breadth and depth of knowledge of the business landscape ideally suited to serve a range of client needs. He serves as a strategic adviser to clients and colleagues from the early assessment of business problems, formulation of solutions and their evolution into programs of work designed to deliver improved business performance.
With a range of past experience across government, real estate, construction and engineering, Dan continues to focus most of his efforts on helping to transform Utilities’ Transmission and Distribution operations. He enjoys working with organizations to navigate the opportunities and challenges inherent in visioning, strategizing, and executing significant GIS transformations.
Dan holds a Bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.
When not working in Boston or serving clients across North America and the UK, Dan can be found skiing with his family or enjoying the beaches and ocean (winter and summer!) at home on the offshore New England island of Block Island, Rhode Island.
Bo began his career in conservation geography as an undergraduate environmental studies and geography major at Middlebury College in VT, where he focused on geospatial analysis applications to conservation. His first job after college was at USGS in Anchorage, Alaska, where he digitized geologic maps, became more familiar with GIS software and technologies, and initiated and taught the first GIS curriculum at Alaska Pacific University.
Recognizing the importance of applying such a powerful tool to conservation and land management strategies, Bo completed a Master’s degree in Landscape Ecology at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT, where he compared landscape patterns of human disturbance in the Targhee National Forest with the natural disturbance patterns of the 1988 Yellowstone fires.
Bo began working for The Wilderness Society’s Center for Landscape Analysis in 2000, where he designed geospatial analyses to understand ecosystems, identify threats and management challenges, and design conservation solutions for federal land management.
After 11 years at The Wilderness Society, Bo came to Critigen to serve as Program Manager for a recently awarded National GIS services contract for the Forest Service. In this capacity, he delivers geospatial applications, data, and web services for the agency nationwide. Throughout his experience with the Forest Service, he has advocated for a more cohesive, geospatial strategy to inform collaborative Forest Planning.
He values time outdoors, running wild rivers of Idaho with his family.
Bruce Buxton brings 15 years of experience in the geospatial industry to our clients. He partners with our clients to deliver relevant solutions that will bring their business success. His experience with key account management in many diverse organizations have allowed him to work with a wholistic approach. Bruce demonstrates to our clients how an integrated GIS solution adds value to the bottom line and helps achieve their business goals.
When Bruce is at home, his days are spent among the sacred and picturesque battlefields of Gettysburg, PA, where he enjoys his family, horses, and community life.
The perfect day for Terry is one where he gets to learn something new, teach someone something they didn’t know, and then build something: a relationship, a story map, a nature trail, almost anything will do. Learning, teaching, and doing have been his mainstay for over 20 years in GIS. Terry adds enthusiasm and a “can do” attitude to the federal business development role at Critigen. Terry’s broad experience, including conservation, planning, environmental restoration, water resources, and 18 years at Esri helping the US Air Force build its enterprise GeoBase implementation, are focused on helping people get actionable intelligence and knowledge out of their GIS implementation.
Terry is focused on integration. His favorite saying is “GIS is like a cockpit of a plane that can be connected to anything and take you anywhere and empower you with situational awareness, decision support, and tools to take any action necessary.” He understands that story maps, operations dashboards, the internet of things, and robotic sensor platforms are the stuff of transformation. From California’s Channel Islands to the far flung bases of the US Air Force, Terry has seen the power that GIS brings to users and is a strong advocate for how Critigen can help government agencies be successful with GIS.
For 20+ years I have led teams delivering large-scale geospatial solutions for North America’s leading gas, electric, water, wastewater and stormwater utilities as well as local, state and federal government clients. I have partnered with these organizations to help them improve service, transform their business processes, and better manage and protect their assets.
My passion is to help clients be more effective by harnessing the power of GIS, while ensuring that their systems are easy to maintain and use. By connecting GIS to enterprise systems such as EAM, CRM, and OMS, I have helped organizations get the best out of their enterprise.
Leveraging Esri’s leading-edge technology – including the Utility Network, ArcGIS Enterprise, and mobile GIS – my experience spans GIS modernization, enterprise-scale mobile GIS deployments, process automation, application development, and geospatial system integrations.
Mr. Acers is a Senior GIS analyst with over 18 years of experience providing GIS solutions in support of complex utility operations.
Tommy began his career with a mid-sized gas and water utility where he quickly advanced to the role of GIS Manager. During his time in that role he migrated the Utility from a CAD based system to Esri Enterprise GIS and then integrated Esri with a variety of other business systems including SAP – ISU and PM, Click – Field Service Management, and Open Text – Enterprise Content Management. He was responsible for deploying an Esri-based web map for all field staff and then later migrating many field users to Lemur, Critigen’s mobile GIS application.
With a Process Improvement mentality, Mr. Acers’ specialty is improving mapping workflows using Esri’s tools and technologies, while being mindful of the people behind the workflows.
Ms. Dennis has 20 years of progressive experience in GIS, remote sensing, and project management with over 17 years of experience as a systems architect and developer. Her technical experience includes the development of web-based, native mobile and desktop solutions and systems integrations serving a wide range of federal, municipal and transportation agency needs. Ms. Dennis also offers specialized expertise in the system design and hardware and software specifications within the context of enterprise solution planning.
Prior to architecting and developing enterprise GIS solutions as a consultant, Ms. Dennis worked as a satellite imagery analyst at Space Imaging (later acquired by Digital Globe) as well as supported numerous federal government accounts, such as the U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Library of Congress, while employed with Esri.
Mr. Brentin is a Principal Consultant and lead of Critigen’s GIS-EAM Integration Practice.
Joe has more than 15 years of experience in GIS, advising clients on geospatial integration and modernization. As a functional lead and project manager Joe helps clients from state and local government, utilities, and transportation integrate their existing GIS with enterprise asset management (EAM) systems like SAP and Maximo. Joe started his GIS career in local government before moving to consulting, he still finds time to teach GIS classes for the University of Washington.
John is a Principal Consultant and leads our Project Controls team.
He is an expert for many of the leading Project, Programme and Portfolio Management products whether delivered through cloud and subscription models or traditional on-site deployments. John has a background in providing high quality IT services and has over 20 years of experience in setting the strategy and roadmap for the delivery of complex integrated business solutions across multiple industry sectors.
Joe Howell manages implementation of enterprise IT systems and custom solutions. With over two decades of experience working with IT and GIS, he has worked with organizations of all sizes to integrate GIS systems into enterprise solutions of varying complexities. He has deep experience with working with Esri, Microsoft, Google, Oracle, SAP, Open Source, CAD and other software packages. He delivers value by implementing solutions that provide comprehensive understanding of assets and operational activities.
Mr. Wilson is a Senior Consultant in Critigen’s Utilities Practice.
Zac began his GIS career in 2003 with a short stint as a GPS Technician for a county government. Since then, he has worked with gas and electric utilities, state and federal government, defense, non-profits, and the private sector. He specializes in data management issues, including conversion, consolidation, integration, remediation, governance, and strategy. Zac enjoys finding solutions to data issues that address root causes and unlock unrealized value in your data assets.
Mr. Murphy is an Enterprise Geospatial Strategist and Principal Consultant at Critigen focused on delivering the value of geospatial technology across the enterprise.
Richard thrives on exploiting geospatial technology to drive process improvement through enterprise integration approaches. He brings 18 years of experience centered on adding value through the lens of “where” to business operations, analytics, and decision-making. He has led the successful delivery of multiple geoenablement programs focused on improving business processes, data management, and operational optics. He has also held a variety of positions at Critigen including GIS Competency Lead for North America. His specific industry experience includes clients representing state and local government, transportation, oil & gas, and utilities.